ESPS Rayo Deploys for Operation Sophia

February 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Monday, February 4, the Maritime Action Ship (BAM) “Rayo”, departed from its base in the Military Arsenal of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to join the Operation “Sophia” in the southern central Mediterranean. The farewell ceremony on the deck of the ship was presided by the Commander of the Naval Command of the Canary Islands, Rear Admiral Juan L. Sobrino Pérez-Crespo, who delivered a farewell address to the ship’s crew. It was also attended by numerous relatives and friends of the crew that…

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USS Bulkeley Visits Las Palmas

USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) arrived in Palma, Spain, for a scheduled port visit April 24 to enhance U.S.-Spain relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe. This visit is intended to promote enduring relationships between the United States and ally Spain. “These types of engagements will strengthen the bonds between us and the Spanish, and also our other coalition partners as we work towards mutual goals,” said Cmdr. John S. Lucas IV, Bulkeley’s executive officer. “It is through these strengthened relationships that we will…

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SPS Relámpago Returns to Las Palmas From Operation Atalanta

Google Translation March 16, 2017 – The Maritime Action Ship (BAM) “Lightning” today arrived at its base in the Military Arsenal of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, completing its deployment in the “Atalanta” operation to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean waters, with the Objective of maintaining security in the waters of the Gulf of Aden and Somalia. The welcoming ceremony was presided over by the Admiral Commander of the Canarias Naval Command, Juan L. Sobrino Pérez-Crespo. Since leaving its base on October 4, 2016, the maritime action vessel has…

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